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Who’s the best superhero? Science has the answer (and you won’t like it)

Using scientific principles, researchers have determined the "best-equipped superheroes." Apparently Batman's just lucky to be alive.

Your PlayStation 4 Will Soon Be Obsolete

After months of speculation, Sony has finally confirmed that PlayStation 4 will soon have a more powerful sibling.<p>The company is building a …

'Battleborn' turned gaming cinematics into high art

The best part of <i>Battleborn</i> is its prologue cinematic. That's not to say the game itself isn't any good -- in fact, it's a wonderful single- and multiplayer experience for the fantastical first-person-shooter crowd. However, the opening video is divine. It's evocative, rich and effortlessly cool, …

Scientists have identified only 0.001% of all species on Earth

To figure this out, biologists in the US combined more than 35,000 separate analyses of microscopic and non-microscopic species.<p>This massive compilation of documented life forms covered 5.6 million species sampled from locations across all the world's oceans and land masses (excluding Antarctica), …

New Punch-Out!! Visual Cue Discovered 29 Years Later

Join the Nintendo Fun Club today!<p>A retro gamer has discovered a new visual cue in the NES classic Punch-Out!!, making Piston Honda and Bald Bull …

Someone turned a real Glock gun into a clone of the Nintendo 'Duck Hunt' zapper

Someone went and created a real gun based on the fake gun used in Nintendo's <i>Duck Hunt</i> game.<p>The result? A very cool looking but dangerous weapon …

Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Favorite NES Games

Imagination and limitations helped shaped NES classics.<p>The Nintendo Entertainment System holds a special place in video game history. In spite of the …

New details emerge about Sony's rumored 'Playstation 4.5'

Sony’s rumored Playstation 4.5 is a step closer to being reality. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, the more powerful brother of the PS4 could be coming as soon as the third quarter — ahead of the planned October release of Sony’s virtual reality headset, PlayStation VR.<p>Sony’s updated …

Why do so many people play so much Destiny?

You've heard about <i>Destiny</i>. How could you not?<p>Stories about Bungie's first-person shooter/massively multiplayer online role-playing game were a constant in 2015's news stream, including on Minimap. Why? Because <i>Destiny</i> is a fascinating and popular game that's in a constant state of evolution, and …

3 Things to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Video Game Console

These are interesting times for die-hard gamers. The marketplace is evolving, but there will still be plenty of new video game consoles purchased …

RIP Konami Console Games, 1983-2015

<i>By Lewis Packwood</i><p>Thanks to the high-profile split between Konami and Hideo Kojima, the cancellation of the promising <i>Silent Hills</i> and a damning report …

What Your Games Console Says About Your Porn Habits

YouPorn's traffic stats reveal PlayStation users prefer MILF clips.<p>If you enjoy watching pornography and playing video games, congratulations: you are most people I know. You're part of a community numbering millions of humans living in the developed world, with regular access to games consoles and …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

No, the gaming industry isn't too secretive

"Developers don't need to be so secretive," is a statement you often hear from players and fans. "There's no reason to keep so much information from us."<p>It's a common claim, and a post up on the Ask a Game Dev blog addresses it directly in a recent post. The problem isn't that the game industry is …

Ballsy Chinese Console Rips Off Both The PS4 And Xbox One

Right now, on China’s version of Kickstarter, you can back a games console called the OUYE. If you ever wanted a console that looked like a PS4 but …

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Game companies are sadly disappearing at an alarming rate. In 2012 over 20 went bankrupt, including long-running studios like Hudson Soft, Psygnosis …

Nintendo to go with Android and AMD for make-or-break console

Nintendo win makes it a 'full house' of games consoles for struggling chip designer

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Fan Discovers Rare Nintendo PlayStation Console in Box of Junk

The current landscape of the gaming industry isn’t something that happened overnight, it has taken years for each of the big three companies to earn …

The video game industry is growing old, lazy, and boring

The video game industry is maturing—fast. The average age of a “gamer,” that is, someone who plays video games on a regular basis, is now 37, …

Why Does The Console Need To Die?

Yesterday, Nintendo made news by announcing that there would be no more news about their “new concept,” the NX, until next year. And then they sent out Splatoon review codes to everyone hoping that we’d all be distracted like children looking at dangling keys to continue to talk about it. Well it …

Why Sony is winning the console war

We take a look at one of the most interesting discussions that came out of the GamesBeat summit; why "<i>Sony f***ing nailed it."</i> If PlayStation 4 is …

Grand Theft Auto

The games.on.net website is now closed.

As of 30 November 2015, the games.on.net website and forum is no longer available. iiNet and the team would like to thank everyone who was involved …

I'm taking a break. It's not you, gaming, it's me

It's a strange, almost scary thing to look out at the landscape of games, which encompasses hundreds of genres and hundreds of thousands of titles, and find nothing that grabs you.<p>I'm in the middle of one of those funks where no game interests me at the moment, and I don't have a big project on …

PlayStation 4 Update 2.50 Live With Major Changes For Console And PS Vita

The PlayStation 4 received its most significant update in a while Thursday morning. The 2.50 “Yukimura” update will allow players to resume playing …

Full Hard Drives Mean An Uncomfortable Digital Age For PS4 And Xbox One

It finally happened. As I went to install my Bloodborne review copy on PS4 this weekend, I got a message. “This action cannot be completed, you need 5.72 GB of free space to install this file.” After less than a year and a half of ownership, my PS4 was already full. The Xbox One hit that mark a few …

Samsung Galaxy S Review: S6 Surprising Lessons From The Classic Smartphone

‘It’s just a little bit of history repeating itself!’<p>The thinnest smartphone ever sold, the fastest graphical processor of any smartphone, top of the range specifications in chip speed, storage, and memory, and certified for the highest resolution video of any handset. As the new Galaxy was …

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New Android feature keeps your phone unlocked while it's in your pocket

Securing your smartphone is a must, but there's no denying that we all unlock our phones dozens of times a day when it simply isn't necessary. Google's hoping to solve that problem with a new Android feature called "on-body detection." Those who are willing to sacrifice some level of security in …

What 'Destiny' Must Deliver In Its 'House of Wolves' Expansion

Despite being all anyone could talk about in 2014, Destiny chatter has been relatively quiet so far this year. After the December release of The Dark Below, once that content was complete, all that was left was the eternal grind and periodic events like the Iron Banner. But now, we’re moving closer …